Stock Unlock Review: Pro Tools For Everyday Investors This Stock Unlock review is not something I would usually do. I rarely do product reviews, so you know there must be something interesting here. I think that even casual investors would […]
Finance & Investing Perspectives
For most of my adult life I have worked in the finance and electronic trading space. The banking, brokerage and hedge fund industry is reviled by some and misunderstood by many. But it plays a critical (and usually positive) role in the global economy, and potentially offers useful insights for those operating in the digital marketplace.
I plan to share more about my personal portfolio and investment outlook which are, in large part, an outgrowth of my professional experience. But my interest here is to also explore how the finance industry and markets can inform our understanding of other complex systems.
…the finance industry demonstrates how an ecosystem and marketplace (for anything) can and should operate.
Specifically, the history and current state of the finance industry demonstrates how an ecosystem and marketplace (for anything) can and should operate. The banking and securities trading industries certainly have past examples of sketchy and outright criminal activities. And the transparency and best practices applied today by most market participants are informative and potentially applicable for digital marketers and online business owners.
In addition to exploring how the former may inform the latter, I also hope to draw on my product and business development experience in the financial technology arena. There are many ways the software development, deployment and maintenance practices in the banking and trading space can contribute to more effective operations in the online business and marketing world.
Below are some selected articles that touch on these topics. Enjoy!
What Digital Marketers Can Learn From the Investment Industry There is much that digital marketers, product developers and business operators can take from the finance industry and the world of investing. Some of these are general best practices while others
Coattail Investing: Learning From Professional Investors We all know the importance of diversification but, with so many investment options and asset types, it’s hard to make good trading and investment decisions on all of them. But we can leverage the
Personal Rate of Return Reconsidered The term “personal rate of return” refers to return on investment, and was first used by traditional financial firms. Even for standard investment products and accounts there is confusion about how to calculate it. But
Riding With Apes on the Wall Street Bets Bus I’m not impressed with the Wall Street Bets crowd and all the meme stock nonsense. I’m not bothered by it either. It’s…whatever. And I was just an observer. Until I wasn’t.
Art or science? The question is so commonly asked because it applies in many situations. But most questions defy binary answers. The world is often inexact and hard to quantify. Not least of which the world of SEO (search engine optimization).